My wife was absolutely in love with this pair when I got them for her birthday, 10/20/2016. We were both really pleased with the dye choice for the upper, the blue really popped off the gray and white. Can't really say much about how they performed when paired with a deck, as they were purchased just for going out. I had to coerce her into wearing them more often because she didn't want to ruin them. The only regret I have about buying this pair for her was that she passed before she had a chance to wear them to death like every other pair. RIP Molly G.